There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.

— Jan Schakowsky

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As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.

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I was proud to witness American Jewish organizations found the Save Darfur Coalition in June 2004 to mobilize a coordinated interfaith response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster.

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Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency.

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Plan Colombia was supposed to reduce Colombia's cultivation and distribution of drugs by 50 percent, but 6 years and $4.7 billion later, the drug control results are meager at best.

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Community health centers do a great deal with limited resources.

They provide critical medical care services to many who would otherwise have no other place to go or would end up in an emergency room.

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Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.

S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely.

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When we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.

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Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy.

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Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America.

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Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war, in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war.

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Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way, using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy.

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In Illinois, community, migrant, homeless and public housing health centers operate 268 primary care sites and serve close to 1 million patients every year.

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About Jan Schakowsky

Quotes 21 sayings
Profession U.S. Representative
Birthday May 26, 1944

As a first generation Jewish American, I have witnessed firsthand Jewish immigrants who have come to this Nation in order to create a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations.

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Each and every day health centers provide high-quality primary and preventive care to our constituents.

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Why did we not know that heads of state were being eavesdropped on, spied on? We are the intelligence committee and we didn't know that.

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The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas.

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I believe.....this is my final word......I believe that I'm supporting the Constitution of the United States which does not give the right for any individual to own a handgun.

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It would be one thing if we could say the system works [in Illinois], and that individuals followed procedures and were found innocent, but in fact in all the cases it was really a fluke ... We find persistent wrongdoing on the part of law enforcement. It's really sheer luck that those convicted of these [capital] crimes were exonerated in the end.

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As grateful as we are for all the work the community health centers do, it is also important that we recognize that they cannot solve the health care crisis facing our Nation by themselves.

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20,000 jobs is really not that many jobs.

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